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USA Paratriathlon Program


Continuing in the 2015 season, there will be 5 competition categories in Paratriathlon. To learn about these categories and how to become officially classified, click here.

Learn the difference between National and International Classification.

Competition Rules

There are special rule modifications for paratriathlon races held at the domestic and international level. To read all about these rules, click here.

Paratriathlon Rankings

To learn all about the USA Paratriathlon National Rankings as well as the ITU World Rankings, click here.

Military Program

USA Paratriathlon is committed to introducing the sport to our injured military service members as well as helping our high performance military veterans continue training in the sport. For all the latest information on the military program, click here.

2013 Webinar Series

The 2013 Paratriathlon Webinar Series will run February 5-April 10.

Each webinar costs $14.99 or you can purchase the entire series for $85. The first webinar, 'Paratriathlon 101', is FREE.

Click here for more information about the series.

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On December 11, 2010, IPC announced that paratriathlon was officially accepted into the Paralympic Games and will make its debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.


USAT has many of the greatest elite paratriathletes the world has ever seen.

Just like the rest of USA Triathlon, there are paratriathletes of all levels: beginners all the way to competitive racers. Although paratriathletes have some additional needs and a slightly different set of rules that govern their races, they seek no extraordinary waivers or undue assistance that would set them apart from the field. In fact, it is their ability to compete at every USAT sanctioned race that makes them a vibrant part of the USAT family.

Elite Paratriathlon

Are you an elite paratriathlete? Do you aspire to become a Paralympian?

To read all about the happenings for elite paratriathlon such as elite events, event qualification, National team criteria, elite training camps, performance measures, and other elite endeavors, click here.

Grassroots Paratriathlon

Are you new to the Paratriathlon scene or looking to get more information about Paratriathlon?

Fill out this questionnaire so that USA Paratriathlon can get to know you better. Introductory Paratriathlete Questionnaire

To read more about grassroots paratriathlon activities for race directors, athletes, youth as well as the athlete development pipeline, and all things grassroots, click here.

2015 USA Paratriathlon Summit

2015 USA Paratriathlon Summit 

Have you ever wanted to know how to start a paratriathlon program or create a USAT paratriathlon club? Are you curious to learn more about the sport on the grassroots level? Would you like to get the chance to meet some elite USA paratriathletes?

If you answered YES to one or more questions above then you cannot miss the 2015 USA Paratriathlon Summit on September 16th and 17th in Chicago, Illinois!

Paratriathlon is one of the fastest growing sports on the Paralympic Games program and will make its debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

The cost to attend this summit is FREE to attend!

Hotel Accommodations
USA Triathlon has set up a group block at our host hotel, the DoubleTree Chicago - Magnificent Mile.

Guests can make their reservations by calling (312) 787-6100 or going here. Deadline to book a room and get the deeply discounted rate is August 15, 2015.

Please note the networking session will be taking place at the host hotel.

The cost to attend this summit is FREE; however, we still need conference attendees to register via There are a limited number of spaces available, so don't delay and register today! Click here to register.

Click here to view the schedule and session details.

All sessions will take place at Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine. Chicago, IL 60608) except for the cocktail reception which will take place at the host hotel (Double Tree Chicago Magnificent Mile)

Stay and Watch the Elites!
Since you are coming to Chicago for the summit, stay one night more and watch the ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Championships at 7am on Friday, September 18th in Grant Park. This race will serve as the only national federation qualifier for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games. The BEST paratriathletes from around the world will compete against each other for valuable Paralympic points. For more information about this event, click here.

USAT Paratriathlete Membership License

USAT Paratriathlete Annual Membership Option
A paratriathlete membership option is available for athletes who have a permanent physical or visual impairment that impacts their ability to participate in the sport of triathlon without certain rules accommodations, adaptations or special equipment.

Click here to read more about who is eligible to apply for this license.

Adults (18+) cost $45

Youth (17 and under) cost $15

Click here to download the annual membership application (writable PDF).


USAT Paratriathlon Elite Annual Membership Option
A paratriathlon elite membership option is available for elite paratriathletes who have met the qualification criteria outlined by USAT.

Click here to view the qualification criteria.

More information to come shortly about how to go about obtaining this membership type if you qualify.